Boys Soccer – VOTE: Surf Taco Week 3 Player of the Week
Each week during the 2020 fall season, Shore Sports Network the top performers in each Shore Conference division and the SSN readers have a chance to vote for the overall Surf Taco Player of the Week.
Below are the top players from each of the Shore Conference's six divisions plus two wild cards who are in the running for the award for the third week of the season. Read about their accomplishments this week and vote for the player who should be recognized as overall Player of the Week.
Overall Player of the Week winners will be awarded a Surf Taco gift card. Vote once every hour at the bottom of this post until the poll closes at 10 p.m. on Wednesday.
Class A North Player of the Week
Denzel Boateng, Middletown North
After playing two competitive games in losses vs. Freehold Township, getting two games vs. CBA canceled and losing 1-0 to Holmdel, Middletown North finally got in the win column last week by handing Howell its first loss. Boateng led the way for the Lions assisting the team’s first goal of the game by Aidan Cardella and then scoring one of his own in a 3-2 Middletown North win.
Class A North Honorable Mention: Brett Sieg, CBA; Lucas Da Costa, Long Branch; Tyler Abbot, Long Branch
Class A Central Player of the Week
Kevin Silveira, Shore
Shore boasts one of the conference’s younger rosters, so this week was a special one for one of its senior leaders. Silveira scored both goals – including the golden goal – in a 2-1 overtime win over Red Bank Catholic on Senior Night, then added another tally in a 4-1 Blue Devils win over the Caseys on Saturday morning.
Class A Central Honorable Mention: Tomas Zolofra, Holmdel; Chris Fontanazza, Raritan; Lupo Ryder, Raritan
Class A South Player of the Week
Jack Fanning, Brick Memorial
Whether it as been letting a game slip away or getting beaten handily, Brick Memorial has had more than its share of difficulty against Jackson Memorial in recent years. Last week, however, the Mustangs ended a nine-game losing streak to the Jaguars by rallying for a 3-3 draw, then beat them for the first time since September of 2014 later in the week. Fanning was a central figure in both results, assisting two Billy Caruso goals in the draw, then scoring both goals in Saturday’s 2-1 win over the three-time defending Class A South champions.
Class A South Honorable Mention: Billy Caruso, Brick Memorial; Steve Bado, Jackson Memorial; Eli Chong, Brick; Mattia Assante, Toms River North
Class B North Player of the Week
Mike Cafiero, Manasquan
During this young season, Cafiero has demonstrated that when he scores, he scores in bunches. The junior midfielder has only scored in two of Manasquan’s six games but he has six goals on the season after posting two multi-goal games. The latest outburst came on Thursday, when Cafiero scored all four goals – including a golden goal – in a 4-3, overtime win against Matawan. The win improved Manasquan to 3-0-1 in extra-time matches in 2020 and kept the Warriors unbeaten heading into this week’s showdown series with No. 7 Wall.
Class B North Honorable Mention: Terence Byrnes, Wall; Joe Kennedy, Manasquan; Justin Skeete, Matawan; Johnny Troiano, St. John Vianney; David Tuschmann, Colts Neck; Ryan Lee, Colts Neck; Michael Reid, Ocean; Jake Gershon, Colts Neck; Marvin Muñoz Garcia, Neptune
Class B Central Player of the Week
Charles Anyichie, Ranney
For the second straight week, Anyichie seized B Central Player of the Week honors with another scoring showcase – this time beating out a more complete field of competition now that Asbury Park and Mater Dei Prep have finally kicked off their seasons. After exploding for four goals in Ranney’s opener, Anyichie scored two goals in each of Ranney’s three matches this week to help the Panthers improve to 4-0. Anyiechie’s week included both goals in a 2-1 win over Mater Dei and two of his team’s three second-half goals in a 5-2 win over Asbury Park that was tied at halftime.
Class B Central Honorable Mention: Kyle Corrigan, St. Rose; Jaquan Lunsford, Asbury Park; Jean Roody Salomon, Asbury Park; John Wesley Lavarin, Asbury Park; Tommy Boyan, Ranney
Class B South Player of the Week
Muberaq Aderogba, Manchester
Aderogba contributed a goal to Manchester’s 4-0 rout of Barnegat on the Hawks’ Senior Night on Tuesday, but two days later, Manchester found itself in a 1-0 hole against that same Bengals team. With seven minutes to go in regulation, Aderogba came through with the equalizer and two minutes into the overtime session, the sophomore tallied the golden goal to secure the sweep of Barnegat for the Hawks.
Class B South Honorable Mention: Blake Weiner, Manchester; Noah Hamouda, Lacey; Roberto Pelaez, Lakewood; Johnny Hart, Pinelands; Stephen DiMileo, Pinelands
Roberto Pelaez, Lakewood
Lakewood’s young team got a challenging opening draw to the season with games against Lacey, Donovan Catholic and Point Boro to start 2020. The Piners went 0-2-2 over their first four and last week against Point Boro, they finally got their first win. Pelaez was the star in the victory, scoring once in regulation and again in overtime to deliver the 2-1, golden-goal victory over the Panthers.
Johnny Hart, Pinelands
There was no shortage of standout performances in Class B South over the past week and Hart was certainly among the best. The reigning Player of the Year in the division scored two goals in each of his team’s two wins last week against Jackson Liberty, which entered last week 4-0 before running into the Wildcats (as well as injuries). Hart also added an assist in the second of the two 4-0 wins.